Samsung has started pushing out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat which is now officially available for the G928C version of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus devices. Go ahead to know that how to install the new Nougat firmware update on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The new Android 7.0 Nougat comes with a lot of improvements and tweaks that are enough to greatly improve your smartphone experience.
Android 7.0 Nougat G928CXXU3CQC7 is available via OTA (Over-The-Air). As you know that the official firmware updates are rolling out in stages for all devices running stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware, thus not all users may get the firmware at the same time worldwide. So if you have installed a custom ROM, rooted your phone or have modified Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in any other way then you won’t get the new update through official methods.
In case you have installed a custom ROM on your device, then you’ll be required to Factory Reset the phone after the Nougat OS update is done installing. In this guide, we’ll use Odin 3.12.3 flashing tool. Odin is a handy tool which is used to flash official ROMs on Samsung devices. Now, follow the given step-by-step guide to update your phone before Samsung pushes the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update files in your region.
The firmware files provided in this guide are meant for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus model number SM–G928C. Do not install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device.
AndroidRO will not be liable for any damage occurred to your phone during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update. Proceed at your risk.
- Create a proper backup of you valuable data such as SMS, MMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Media content and other files, etc. before proceeding to the installation guide. In case, anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Download and Install Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus USB Drivers on your computer.
- Enable USB Debugging Option on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Windows-based PC and the original data cable to establish a connection between your PC/laptop and Android device.
- Make sure that the battery of your phone is charged about 70 to 80% to avoid an unexpected shutdown while flashing process.
How to Install the Android 7.0 Nougat Update on Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928C:
Step 1: Download the Android 7.0 Nougat Official firmware file on the desktop of your computer for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Step 2: Unzip the download firmware file to get the .tar.md5 file.
Step 3: Boot your device into Recovery Mode and perform a factory data reset to attain a clean installation.
Step 4: Launch Odin3.exe.
Step 5: Connect your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to the PC using its USB data cable and power it OFF to boot into Download Mode.
Step 6: Power ON the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power keys at the same time. As a warning message appears, press Volume Up to continue.
Step 7: If the USB drivers are installed correctly, Odin will detect your phone and the ID: COM box will turn blue.
Step 8: In Odin app, click the AP button. Choose the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar which you have already extracted.
Step 9: Click on the Start button in Odin and wait for the flashing process to complete successfully. After the firmware is successfully installed, the flashing process box will turn green.
Step 10: Disconnect your phone and reboot it manually after the flashing process has been completed successfully.
Step 11: The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will take about 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation. So please be patient.
Done! You have installed the official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Galaxy S6 Edge Plus successfully.
Tell us in the comments area below if you have questions or issues while updating your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to the stock Android 7.0 Nougat.